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FOX News
Nov 27, 2013 2:00am PST
challenges kathleen sebelius says she is on it. the deadline is at the end of this week. it is coming up this weekend. she says as far as the web site is concerned it will be a significantly different user experience even if it is not fully fixed. heather and ainsley. >> i don't know how confident that will make people feel. >> that brings us to this morning's look at who is talkingment eugene craig an undergraduate student in maryland is now under fire for writing an article saying obamacare hurts students. >> months after first lady michelle obama delivered the university address the low cost healthcare plans blaming rising cost on obamacare. >> eugene was getting push back for criticizing obamacare. >> i have gotten push back from students, alumni and administrators. >> what did the administrators tell you? >> i had an administrator pull me aside and tell me how our coverage -- indiscernible) especially since we had michelle obama as our speaker. >> you are not supposed to criticize the law because the first lady gave the commencement address? >> apparently commencement addresses supe
Nov 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
kathleen sebelius said about the digital architecture. >> we are definitely on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month. that was our commitment. and our experience. we have added hardware. we added software. we are continuing to work on the parts of the website that were too confusing to people. and -- well beyond december 1st, those improvements will continue. i would urge -- you and your -- folks on the ground, to not hesitate to recommend that people go to and get signed up. that experience is currently working much better and it will continue to work much better. >> that is the key? >> that is the key. what she said is important. i have been tough on affordable care. quite broken since the beginning. digital architecture was flawed when it emerged. i think fundamentally. folks eventually, the obama administration knew that. they stopped. this was a really important change in the rhetoric they put their communications plan on hold. their whole big outreach effort. and they did not recommend people go. they were very c
Nov 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
individuals. kathleen sebelius is the secretary of health and human services. >> it's troubling to think that someone could pick and choose, not based on science, not based on health care not based on anything else, but pick and choose which services to provide to employees. that would be a troubling picture. >> pelley: anna werner is joining us now. anna let's look in the future a little bit. what would happen if the supreme court ruled in favor of the administration, but the company still refused to cover birth control? >> reporter: well, at that point, scott, if hercules industries chose not to cover contraception, its attorneys say the company would face fines. how much? by their calculation, a company of that size, those fines could amount to as much as $26,000 per day. >> pelley: anna, thanks very much. the court is expected to hear arguments in this case in march. more positive signs in the economy today. the nasdaq composite closed above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years. investors were encouraged by today's housing data. home construction is up 13.9% over the same time last y
FOX News
Nov 27, 2013 11:00am PST
. here's kathleen sebelius just yesterday in a conference call with state officials. >> i would urge you and your folks on the ground to not hesitate to recommend that people go to and get signed up. >> steve hayes, senior writer for "the weekly standard" my guest and weekly fox news contributor. great to see you, steve. >> reporter: hey, gretchen. >> what do you make of this mixed message and does it come from the very tippy top? >> reporter: yeah, i think it certainly does. you've seen all sorts of indications from the administration that, a, the website is not going to be ready when they said it was on december 1st and, b, the problems beyond the website are much more willing that is to let on. you see that with the discussion with james about the small business administrations, back for another year, november 2014. and the indications already through leaks and in public statements from secretary sebelius and others are that this website that we were promised was going to be functioning on december 1st will not, in fact, be functioning and could be in for another collap
Nov 27, 2013 10:00am PST
will be fixed. >>> kathleen sebelius says improvements to the website are the definitely on track to meet this saturday's deadline. the health and human services secretary promises the site will work much better but a white house official says there are concerns. too sudden a spike in web traffic. the site will be able to handle 50,000 users at once as it was originally supposed to do, but the official says they want to wait a week to gauge web traffic before encouraging too many people to visit the site. >>> now, while the administration, would to improve the obama care website on the front end, insurers are worried about problems on the back end. our investigative be correspondent chris frates is digging into that story. explain that difference between how it's working on the front end or may work on the front end but not on the back end. >> what insurers are worried about is this idea once the website's working and people can go on and sign up, that their personal data won't get transmitted correctly to insurance companies. insurance companies need that data to enroll people an
FOX News
Nov 27, 2013 6:00am PST
of saving it will crash again at certain points. kathleen sebelius told state and local officials that obamacare 2.0 will not be a pale remake of the original. >> we are on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month. that was our commitment. than people experienced on october 1. the experience is vastly improved each and every day. >> reporter: that said, democratic senators, 7 of them sent president obama a letter urging him to permanent ceo to run obama care. it's a reflection of anxiety within the president's party not just about the looming dead lines for obama dare but about the looming election season. bill: extreme weather alert. i want to keep you updated on what's happening outside. it's barreling up the east coast. the radar is a mess. all that green in the background making it a mess for millions. thrferl several targets along the eastern side of the country. one person was killed in a multi-vehicle pileup near philadelphia. police urging people to take it slow. >> we want to be with our families for the holidays so we better get go
Nov 27, 2013 7:00am PST
, november the 30th, as the deadline to get the site fixed. secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, said things are much better. the site can now handle, she says, 50,000 users at one time but the real success stories seem to be coming from the states that have set up their own exchanges. in california, nearly 80,000 have picked a health plan. in new york, they have passed 75,000 people enrolled. and exchanges are working well in washington state and kentucky as well. i want to bring in our company, ella, correspondent from the national journal and emily hile, "washington post" reporter. good day before thanksgiving to you both. the white house spokesman said yesterday they're on track to meet this november 30th goal that had been set some time ago. it wasn't too long ago as we remember that we heard the administration make this promise. >> confidence in november 30th? >> i do. >> the question is, is this all about trying to manage expectations? >> yeah. i mean on the one hand, yes, because this november 30th deadline in many ways, it's a self-imposed deadline that the adm
FOX News
Nov 27, 2013 3:00am PST
. it's not kathleen sebelius' fault that the obamacare web site isn't working. it's not his fault. it's not the democrats' fault who voted for it. it has to be the republicans' fault because none of them were in favor of it. take a listen. >> if we didn't have one wing of one party that was a little less obsessed with repealing health care for 40 million people, more concerned with making sure the law works, if they hadn't spent 40 votes trying to repeal the affordable care act, they might have actually taken some votes on rebuilding our infrastructure or instituting early childhood education for young people across this country, or investing more money in basic research. any of the serious proposals i put forward that would be creating jobs right now, they could have taken votes on that. instead of rooting for failure. >> unfortunately for the president, it has failed in many ways so far because of the web site and also the technical challenges people have faced. what's interesting is apparently because the democrats in the senate are getting their ears chewed off, this thing just is
Nov 27, 2013 7:00am EST
from administration officials and kathleen sebelius essentially saying no one should get in the wake of a woman's reproductive rights and her doctor. that is the issue the court ultimately will have to decide, correct? absolutely. supporters of the law say it is necessary to protect women's rights, and of -- part of the affordable care act act to make sure women have preventable screenings. they also say leading religious business owners off the hook when it comes to contraception to allowinghe door businesses to interfere with her own personal health care choices. there have been a couple of cases working their way through the court system on the issue of earth control mandate. it is not necessarily a surprise that the court decided to take up the case yesterday, but certainly going to be a much cheap-watched case when oral arguments happen next round. on thist me follow up point. obviously the supreme court has taken up the larger issue of the constitutionality of the affordable care act. this creates another political battle for the white house. absolutely. going to be a heated an
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